We welcome contributions that help our resources go further and support our outreach work.
"What I am hoping is that people will be very aware about the situation for refugees and that we might get donations in between times." - Frances, volunteer
JRS UK has a range of resources for reflection and prayer, including poems, liturgies and guidance on how to use them in your community or organisation, including a prayer pack on refugee homelessness and a new selection for Advent 2016.
In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, JRS UK has suspended our weekly drop-in Day Centre and our face-to-face services.
We have set up our refugee friends’ hardship fund to help us re-orientate our services to adapt to the continuously shifting situation in the weeks ahead. We must now turn to new and creative ways to continue to accompany, serve and advocate for our refugee friends, but we will be relying on your help.
Please give generously to our Refugee Friends’ Hardship Fund so that JRS UK can continue its vital work.
The London Marathon has been postponed to October, but Alannah, Andrea, Richard & John will still run for JRS UK. They are fundraising to help support the important services we provide. Donate to their fundraising page and help them meet their collective target of £12,000. (To help a specific runner, click on their individual page in the ‘Fundraisers’ column on the bottom right-hand side.)
JRS UK gives out more than 160 packs of toiletries each month, each providing essential items such as shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste. To sustain this scheme, we need 15,000 bottles. Why not get your parish or school to organise a collection for us? Contact us for more details.
You can help raise money for JRS anytime you shop on-line through Give As You Live. Over 3,000 on-line retailers will give a donation to us as a charity every time you make a purchase. This income provides resources for setting up smaller projects that we cannot get grants for.
One of the greatest challenges faced by the refugees attending the JRS weekly Day Centre is the lack of accommodation. The JRS At Home programme organises short term accomodation with individuals, parishes and religious communities for refugees who would otherwise be homeless.
During the coronavirus pandemic we have suspended taking on new hosts, however if this is something you would like to consider in future, please get in touch.
Collect and send us any unwanted Nectar, other reward tokens or supermarket vouchers – we will use them to buy food for the day centre or distribute them to refugees who often have little choice in where they shop or are able to get food from.
Next time you need to buy anything from Amazon (any birthdays coming up?) access Amazon through this link making your purchases as usual, and JRS UK will receive 5% of everything you spend. The money we get from this allows us to respond flexibly to changing need as we see it.
Take part in Refugee Week each year in June – we encourage people to participate and contribute to events as part of Refugee Week. There are events all around the country – go and tell people about JRS or write up a blog post for us on your experience.